Miz Scarlet and the Imposing Imposter

Miz Scarlet and the Imposing Imposter

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A financial Ponzi-style fraud costs the Wilsons everything but the old family manse....Opening the Four Acorns Inn sounds like a good idea, except for one thing -- someone is out to ruin them any way possible, and that includes murder! Scarlet Wilson's love life keeps tanking, no matter what she does. It's pretty sad when the elderly ladies at the inn have a better romantic life than the forty-something innkeeper. Is she cursed when it comes to men or is there something more sinister going on? As the tension builds in this psychological thriller, the wild ride sweeps her closer to a dark, dangerous secret that threatens her whole family. A menacing note left in the garden, a stranger claiming possession of her cousin's home, a bloody body left on the snowy summit of White Oak Hill...."Miz Scarlet," the feisty, funny former teacher, finds she's up to her eyeballs in questions that don't have any answers. Who's in danger and why? What does it have to do with the Jordan family, who disappeared without a trace? When one of Scarlet's dogs digs up clothes belonging to the Jordan children, her fears are only heightened. Enter Kenny Tolliver, the still-handsome hunk who captured Scarlet's heart all those years ago in high school. Widowed, he retired as Assistant Director of Public Safety at Princeton University and is now working for Mercer Security. "Captain Peacock," as Kenny was known in high school, has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve when it comes to sorting out the facts. Good thing, because a second guest at the Four Acorns Inn meets a gruesome death just as he arrives to take charge. The pair seems to be on the fast track to rekindle their love until they come up against "Colonel Grey Poupon," Scarlet's annoying, twice-married brother. Even as Bur Wilson slides into fifty, their old sibling rivalry reignites. Brother and sister vie for Kenny's attention, causing things to spiral out of control. Adding to the confusion, Kenny begins to suspect his old high school chum is lying. Just how involved was Bur with one of the now-dead guests and what else is he keeping from them? As the distractions pile up, a series of bizarre attacks on the family escalates. Despite Kenny's best efforts, Scarlet is snatched in the middle of the night in a terrifying episode that convinces her she's the next victim. Secrets are buried deep, and like skeletons in the family closet, concealed from view. Is there a killer lurking inside the Four Acorns Inn? Will Miz Scarlet, Captain Peacock, and Colonel Grey Poupon solve the clues in time?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27mm | 699g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150865249X
  • 9781508652496

About Sara M Barton

Sara M. Barton is the author of several cozy mystery novels and novellas, which are light-hearted "whodunits," along with some spy thrillers with a much darker edge. The Scarlet Wilson Mysteries are her most popular. Laced with humor and good-natured camaraderie from a regular cast of characters, "Miz Scarlet" and the gang tackle crimes in the fictional village of Cheswick, Connecticut. The Four Acorns Inn was once a private home, but now is a small bed and breakfast, where Scarlet and her teenage assistant, Jenny Mulroney, pamper guests. Reunited with her high school heartthrob, Kenny Tolliver, after a few decades, the feisty, funny innkeeper is still trying to figure out this love thing as she slides into middle age with the brakes on. Unfortunately, she has a knack for finding trouble at the drop of a hat, and once she finds it, she rarely lets it go until the problems are sorted out. Among the other series she's written are the Gabby Grimm Fairy Tale Mysteries, featuring gutsy, goodhearted Latimer Falls, Vermont Deputy Gabby Grimm; the Off-the-Books Mysteries, featuring FBI Agent Henry Hartman, his wife, Sydney, and the Hartman ladies; and the Roaring Kill Mysteries, featuring former protected witness "Marigold Flowers," author and TV producer Jefferson Cornwall, and his mother Liz, better known as mystery writer Lisbeth Causley. In addition, Sara M. Barton provides family caregiver education as The Practical Caregiver. She blogs about hospice, cancer, and other caregiver issues; she also provides free caregiver education at The Practical Caregiver Guides website.show more

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